With her 2018 Album of the Year winning record “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves cemented herself in the young american psyche as an absolute icon. It could be said that her popularity in the last couple years is a driving factor in the trendiness of the western and cosmic cowgirl aesthetics, a… Read more

I will admit, when I offered to write a review of Kanye West’s new album it was more of a joke than anything, and yet here we are. In hindsight maybe I shouldn’t have said anything at all. I’m not the biggest Kanye or trap fan in the world to begin with, so feel free to take everything I say… Read more

In my time of experiencing the culture of Bozeman, I have come to learn that it is much more vibrant than I first expected. It is a town of art, history and science. And while I have been experiencing much in my short time exploring this town as a writer, there are few events that I would sa… Read more

“Inside” is a comedy special that was released on Sunday, May 30, 2021, featuring the return of Bo Burnham into the world of comedy after a five-year hiatus. Being such a widely well-received comedy special, it’s unsurprising to note that it has also been nominated for an Emmy award. This is… Read more

Thirty years ago this week, the top Billboard 200 album was Metallica’s seminal “Metallica,” otherwise known as “The Black Album.” It has been regarded as one of the best rock albums of all time, but in 1991 it seemed the age of 80s thrash metal had come and gone, with grunge taking center s… Read more

This summer, I spent my time working in prairie streams sampling fish, amphibians and reptiles in eastern Montana. Most of my time was spent hiking into a drainage, where a stream was supposed to be, and instead seeing cracked, solid dirt. If you spent the summer in Montana, you may have not… Read more

Greetings and welcome to the 2021-22 school year. It has been an interesting time to be a student during a pandemic but, as most of you have likely noticed by now things do seem to be slowly returning to normal. Read more

As everyone gets settled into their dorms, works through their busy class schedule and figures out that syllabus week means a lot more homework than expected, planning what to do with your actual free time can be more of a chore than an event. So, if you’re a freshman or a first-year student… Read more

On Tuesday, April 13, The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy presented “The Future of Hyalite.” The Zoom meeting began with an introduction by professor Eric Austin, Ph.D., followed by professor Mark Fiege, Ph.D., who provided a short lecture on the history of the U.S. Forest Service… Read more

Life is about the journey and, for MSU student Claire Lewinski, what a journey it’s been. Diagnosed with a brain injury after a series of traumatic concussions, Lewinski decided the best way to cope and to help others cope with similar situations was to share her story with the world. In her… Read more

It all started at last week’s Exponent meeting. The burnout in the room was so apparent you could almost smell the smoke. Somewhere around page six of our review of the previous Exponent edition, my mind began to wander, eventually landing in California. The weather was warm there. From the … Read more

Indie games have been an incredibly large part of the gaming community in recent years. “Super Meat Boy,” “Binding of Isaac,” “Stardew Valley,” “Cuphead,” the list is almost endless. One indie series has managed to make a big impression lately with the third edition to its franchise. “Little… Read more

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed most aspects of our daily lives, and the movie industry is no different. In a surprising turn of events, however, one film has managed to shake up the norm of recent movie releases and provide hope for the future of the film industry.… Read more

If you attend MSU, chances are you’ve heard of the Goldwater Scholarship. From prospective student recruiting to weekly newsletters, MSU is vocal about the scholarship and the many recipients at our university. If you’re like me, however, you may not know exactly what the Goldwater Scholarsh… Read more

During the week of March 22, the MSU American Indian Council held its 45th annual powwow. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, performers from Canada to Arizona submitted videos of their hand drum and dance performances with the hashtag #2021MSUAICPOWWOW on Facebook on specific days. The submissions … Read more

It was Thursday night. It had been a horribly long week, so I had a cup of chamomile tea, went to bed early and started dreaming about a singing penguin only to be startled awake when I remembered that the Queen herself, Ms. Taylor Swift, was finally releasing “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”  Read more

As the weather warms and flocks of prospective students arrive on MSU’s campus, the student body seems listless. The usual energy that arrives with the warm weather is somewhat supressed this year and Spring Break, or the lack thereof, may be the culprit. Read more

It’s no secret that the environment is important, especially for Montanans who often spend their free time fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. With that in mind, it was no surprise to me that not only is the Bozeman Public Library hosting an Earth Day event, but they are also … Read more

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On Sunday, March 14, the Recording Academy held the 63rd Grammy Awards. Artists from around the world and across all genres came together to celebrate the best music of 2020, with a lucky few taking home some serious hardware. Read more

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science recently announced the nominees for the 2021 Academy Awards — also known as the Oscars — along with information about the event. Read more

Beginning at 12:50 p.m. sharp on Friday, March 19, Hayden Pritchard, an engineering major and music minor, and his instructor Gregory Young, Ph.D., professor of clarinet and composition, filled the east atrium of Norm Asbjornson Hall with all three movements of Franz Krommer’s famous 1803 co… Read more

I don't know about you, but the first thing on my mind in the morning isn’t usually a Swedish folk-country-pop sister duo. That all changed last week when I heard the band First Aid Kit for the very first time. For the past few days, the sweet melodic harmonies of Johanna and Klara Söderberg… Read more

As we continue to get more accustomed to our lives in the pandemic, we have slowly been allowed to once again enjoy theatrics and entertainment. Luckily, Bozeman is now graced with the ability to host plays, beginning with the production “Polaroid Stories,” written by Naomi Iizuka and perfor… Read more

The first moments of the film, “The Illusionists,” play over the background of a Gaetano Donizetti composition, crescendoing in the rhythmic and galloping pace of trumpets, drums and violins. As the screen continues to transition between different beauty advertisements from around the world,… Read more

It’s Friday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. After walking up the stairs and through the doors of Haynes 242, I was immediately greeted with an array of posters and books, all bearing an assortment of bright colors, contrasting designs and words. It was the 66th annual Type Directors Club (TDC) Traveling… Read more

       This spring, the MSU Department of Ecology will be holding a weekly seminar series stretching from Thursday, Feb. 25 to Thursday, April 22. The series is part of BIOE 555, a graduate ecology class. Read more

Every February, the Big Sky Film Institute puts together a ten day festival of non-fiction films to share during the Big Sky Film Festival. What’s usually a large festival of 20,000 people gathering together in downtown Missoula was hosted as a ten day online event to accommodate for COVID-1… Read more

Everybody knows the dreadful feeling of being in a music rut — when you can’t find anything good to listen to and you spend way too much time skipping through Spotify playlists. Well, if you're like me, stuck in a musical rut of misery, then look no further, I have got a great album for you … Read more

In just a few weeks, Gallatin Valley Farm to School (GVF2S) will be hosting its 5th annual Winter’s Bounty Farm to Table feast. The Winter’s Bounty event is an important fundraiser for Gallatin Valley Farm to School and the organization has partnered with several local restaurants to provide… Read more

Don’t mind me, sitting at my desk in the Exponent office listening to Taylor Swift’s award-winning album “Fearless.” You may be wondering why a 21-year-old male is doing such a thing and oh boy do I have some fantastic news for you, ‘Swiftie’ or not.  Read more

A couple of weeks ago, the Culture team here at the Exponent published a story about Netflix’s campaign to release new movies every week of 2021. To keep up with the trend, I watched last week’s big title, “Malcolm & Marie.” As more of a movie watcher than a movie critic, I’ll refrain fr… Read more

It’s a Tuesday and it is -12 degrees Fahrenheit outside. You have about three more hours of homework to complete in the library and an exam to take before going home. Your stomach rumbles and you realize it’s time for a snack so you bundle up and rush over to the MSU Bookstore to rummage thr… Read more

Whether you’re an avid thrift-shopper or are just looking to refresh your wardrobe, hit up Sacks Thrift Store. Located on West Mendenhall, Sacks is the perfect place to shop for a variety of items such as outdoor gear, furniture, clothing, antiques, books and so much more. The store was rece… Read more

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is currently conducting an ongoing series titled, “Pandemic Perspectives.” The Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is making the individual lectures available to the public and MOR’s members. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, they presented “Race and Place: Ye… Read more

        MSU’s creative writing club is as inclusive as it is laid-back — the club is for everyone. Writers are encouraged to attend meetings and share their work, whether it’s their next bestseller or simply a fun story. Read more

For most people, the plethora of GameStop (GME) and stock market memes that have surfaced the past couple of weeks have been unavoidable. But what does any of this even mean? Here is the rundown of the bizarre situation with the stock market.  Read more

This past Friday afternoon I was de-stressing from a hard week of school and assignments by taking a stroll down Main St. I stopped at Wild Joe’s Coffee Spot for a hot snickerdoodle latte, peeked in at Vargo’s Jazz City and Books to check for a new poetry collection and continued making my w… Read more

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, our lives are still being ruled by social distancing guidelines. This can make Friday nights a little less exciting than they used to be. However, next time you’re unsure of what to do on Friday evening, consider staying in and taking advantage of Netflix’… Read more

Seemingly “strange” scenes and experiences push us to approach our surroundings with new perspectives and insight. We do a double-take on certain aspects of life that once seemed so simple and concrete when faced with new forms of knowledge. I was introduced to a YouTube video titled, “When … Read more

It’s no secret that sustainability is important to many students at MSU. MSU’s commitment to becoming more sustainable attracts students from many different states and countries. In order to continue educating Bobcats about the planetary crisis we face and sustainability on campus, the Honor… Read more